LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens.
The action takes place in London, with excursions to Devon, Yorkshire, and Portsmouth, as we follow the adventures of the eponymous hero. Nicholas is forced into unwelcome employment to help secure support for his widowed mother and his sister from their mercenary uncle, Ralph, upon whose mercy they have been thrown. His sister, Kate, has to contend with the unwelcome attentions of her uncle's business associates. After many adventures Nicholas finally triumphs over his Uncle, although his success is also tinged with sadness. The book contains many memorable characters: the Yorkshire schoolmaster Wackford Squeers, the traveling thespian Vincent Crummles, the poor drudge Smike, the clerk Newman Noggs, and the wonderful and generous Brothers Cheeryble. (Summary by Chris Garbett)
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